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What’s New in NIFOG Version 1.4 New content:  VTAC Repeater Channels  The DOJ 25 Cities Project  FEMA Regions – States and Territories  U.S. Coast Guard Rescue Coordination Centers  Cellular Telephone Emergency Response  Text Messaging  Line-of-sight Formulas Updated content:  VHF Low-band interoperability repeaters and channel names  All channel tables list frequencies in the same order as ICS-205 and ICS-217 forms  An improved map showing where channel VTAC17 may be used, with county names  700 MHz Interoperability Channels – frequencies have been added to the table  UHF MED channels – 12.5 and 6.25 channels added  RJ-45 wiring – crossover wiring added  VHF Marine Channel and Frequency tables  Revised the answer to the question “Don’t I need a license for these channels before programming them into radios?”  Revised the “Ground to Air working channel” in the table “Federal/Non-Federal VHF SAR Operations Interoperability Plan” … and other minor additions and updates. Also, there are 3 PDF versions that you can download:  NIFOG 1.4 for personal printing  NIFOG 1.4 for professional printing  NIFOG 1.4 rotated for viewing


Don’t I need a license for these channels before programming them into radios?

If you are licensed under Part 90 of the FCC rules, you may program frequencies that you are not licensed to use IF “the communications involved relate directly to the imminent safety-of-life or property” or “with U.S. Government stations ... in connection with mutual activities” (see FCC rules 90.427 and 90.417).

However, note that 90.403(g) requires that “[f]or transmissions concerning the imminent safety-of-life or property, the transmissions shall be suspended as soon as the emergency is terminated.” Also, the safety of life provision of 90.417(a) makes it clear that the exception applies only when the communications involved “relate directly” to the “imminent” safety of life or property. Because one overriding policy concern of the FCC is the prevention of harmful interference, any exceptions to the general prohibition on using non-licensed frequencies are limited in nature to responding to an imminent threat to safety-of-life or property, and licensees are not allowed to exceed the bounds of those communications.

See also 90.407 dealing with communications during an emergency which disrupts normal communications facilities and §90.411 dealing with civil defense communications.

There are no restrictions on U.S. Government stations programming frequencies into U.S. Government radios. –4–


Description

Mobile Receive Frequency

Mobile Transmit Frequency

INTEROPERABILITY CHANNELS Non-Federal VHF National Interoperability Channels Channel Name

VHF Low Band

CTCSS Tone ±

LLAW1 39.4600 45.8600 CSQ /156.7 (5A) Law Enforcement LLAW1D 39.4600 39.4600 CSQ /156.7 (5A) LFIRE2 39.4800 45.8800 CSQ /156.7 (5A) Fire (Proposed) LFIRE2D 39.4800 39.4800 CSQ /156.7 (5A) LLAW3 45.8600 39.4600 CSQ /156.7 (5A) Law Enforcement LLAW3D 45.8600 45.8600 CSQ /156.7 (5A) Fire (Proposed) LFIRE4 45.8800 39.4800 CSQ /156.7 (5A) Fire LFIRE4D 45.8800 45.8800 CSQ /156.7 (5A) Frequency 39.4800 MHz is pending FCC assignment for exclusive fire intersystem use.

± Default operation should be carrier squelch receive, CTCSS transmit. If the user can enable/ disable without reprogramming the radio, the indicated CTCSS tone also could be programmed for receive, and the user instructed how and when to enable/disable.

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Non-Federal VHF National Interoperability Channels VHF High Band Mobile Receive Freq. Mobile Transmit Freq.

Description Channel Name

CTCSS Tone

VCALL10 155.7525 155.7525 CSQ / 156.7 (5A) ± Calling Tactical VTAC11 * 151.1375 151.1375 CSQ / 156.7 (5A) ± Tactical VTAC12 * 154.4525 154.4525 CSQ / 156.7 (5A) ± Tactical VTAC13 158.7375 158.7375 CSQ / 156.7 (5A) ± Tactical VTAC14 159.4725 159.4725 CSQ /156.7 (5A) ± Tac Rpt VTAC33 * • 159.4725 151.1375 CSQ / 136.5 (4Z) Tac Rpt VTAC34 * • 158.7375 154.4525 CSQ / 136.5 (4Z) Tac Rpt VTAC35 • 159.4725 158.7375 CSQ / 136.5 (4Z) Tac Rpt VTAC36 * • 151.1375 159.4725 CSQ / 136.5 (4Z) Tac Rpt VTAC37 * • 154.4525 158.7375 CSQ / 136.5 (4Z) Tac Rpt VTAC38 • 158.7375 159.4725 CSQ / 136.5 (4Z) *VTAC11-12, VTAC33-34, and VTAC36-37 may not be used in Puerto Rico or the USVI. ±Default operation should be carrier squelch receive, CTCSS transmit. If the user can enable/disable without reprogramming the radio, the indicated CTCSS tone also could be programmed for receive, and the user instructed how and when to enable/disable. • VTAC33-38 recommended for deployable tactical repeater use only (FCC Station Class FB2T). • VTAC36-38 are preferred; VTAC33-35 should be used only when necessary due to interference. – 26 –


161.8500

157.2500

Mobile TX (MHz)

161.8500

Mobile RX (MHz) 161.8500

VTAC17 VTAC17D

Channel Name

VHF Inland

Non-Federal VHF National Interoperability Channels Description Tactical – narrowband FM Tactical – narrowband FM

Default operation should be carrier squelch receive, CTCSS 156.7 Hz(5A) transmit. If the user can enable/disable CTCSS without reprogramming the radio, the indicated CTCSS tone also could be programmed for receive, and the user instructed how and when to enable/disable. For VTAC17/VTAC17D only: Base stations: 50 watts max, antenna HAAT 400 feet max. Mobile stations: 20 watts max, antenna HAAT 15 feet max. These channels are for tactical use and may not be operated on board aircraft in flight. These channels use narrowband FM and are available only in certain inland areas at least 100 miles from a major waterway. These channels use the same frequencies as VHF Marine channel 25, which uses wideband FM. Use only where authorized. See map on next page. In these authorized areas, interoperability communications have priority over grandfathered public coast and public safety licensees.

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Counties Where VTAC17/VTAC17D May Be Used

Numbers Indicate VHF Public Coast Station Areas - see 47CFR80.371(c)(ii)

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700 MHz Interoperability Channels FCC Channel (Subscriber Load) Receive Ch. Transmit Ch. 23-24 983-984 23-24 39-40 999-1000 39-40 63-64 1023-1024 63-64 79-80 1039-1040 79-80 103-104 1063-1064 103-104 119-120 1079-1080 119-120 143-144 1103-1104 143-144 159-160 1119-1120 159-160 183-184 1143-1144 183-184 199-200 1159-1160 199-200 223-224 1183-1184 223-224

Transmit and Receive Frequencies 799.14375 769.14375 799.24375 769.24375 799.39375 769.39375 799.49375 769.49375 799.64375 769.64375 799.74375 769.74375 799.89375 769.89375 799.99375 769.99375 800.14375 770.14375 800.24375 770.24375 800.39375 770.39375 – 30 –

Primary Use General Public Safety Calling Channel EMS EMS General Public Safety General Public Safety Fire Fire General Public Safety General Public Safety Law Enforcement

Channel Name 7TAC51 7TAC51D 7CALL50 7CALL50D

7MED65 7MED65D 7MED66 7MED66D 7TAC52 7TAC52D 7TAC55 7TAC55D 7FIRE63 7FIRE63D 7FIRE64 7FIRE64D 7TAC53 7TAC53D 7TAC56 7TAC56D 7LAW61 7LAW61D


FCC Channel Transmit and (Subscriber Load) Receive Receive Ch. Transmit Ch. Frequencies 239-240 1199-1200 800.49375 239-240 770.49375 263-264 1223-1224 800.64375 263-264 770.64375 279-280 1239-1240 800.74375 279-280 770.74375 303-304 1263-1264 800.89375 303-304 770.89375 319-320 1279-1280 800.99375 319-320 770.99375 641-642 1601-1602 803.00625 641-642 773.00625 657-658 1617-1618 803.10625 657-658 773.10625 681-682 1641-1642 803.25625 681-682 773.25625 697-698 1657-1658 803.35625 697-698 773.35625 721-722 1681-1682 803.50625 721-722 773.50625 737-738 1697-1698 803.60625 737-738 773.60625 – 31 –

Primary Use

Channel Name

7LAW62 Law Enforcement 7LAW62D General 7TAC54 Public Safety 7TAC54D Mobile Data 7DATA69 7DATA69D Mobile 7MOB59 Repeater 7MOB59D Other Public 7GTAC57 Service 7GTAC57D EMS 7MED86 7MED86D General 7TAC71 Public Safety 7TAC71D Calling 7CALL70 Channel 7CALL70D EMS 7MED87 7MED87D Fire 7FIRE83 7FIRE83D General 7TAC72 Public Safety 7TAC72D


FCC Channel Transmit Channel (Subscriber Load) and Receive Primary Use Name Receive Ch. Transmit Ch. Frequencies 761-762 1721-1722 803.75625 General 7TAC75 761-762 773.75625 Public Safety 7TAC75D 777-778 1737-1738 803.85625 Fire 7FIRE84 777-778 773.85625 7FIRE84D 801-802 1761-1762 804.00625 Law 7LAW81 801-802 774.00625 Enforcement 7LAW81D 817-818 1777-1778 804.10625 General 7TAC73 Public Safety 817-818 774.10625 7TAC73D 841-842 1801-1802 804.25625 General 7TAC76 841-842 774.25625 Public Safety 7TAC76D 857-858 1817-1818 804.35625 Law 7LAW82 857-858 774.35625 Enforcement 7LAW82D 881-882 1841-1842 804.50625 Mobile 7MOB79 Repeater 881-882 774.50625 7MOB79D 897-898 1857-1858 804.60625 General 7TAC74 897-898 774.60625 Public Safety 7TAC74D 921-922 1881-1882 804.75625 Mobile Data 7DATA89 921-922 774.75625 7DATA89D 937-938 1897-1898 804.85625 Other Public 7GTAC77 937-938 774.85625 Service 7GTAC77D 12.5 kHz narrowband channels shown as odd-even channel pairs of 6.25 kHz channels. Ref: http://www.apco911.org/frequency/documents/700_NB_channel_centers.pdf – 32 –


419.8375

Mobile TX (MHz)

167.9 Tx, CSQ Rx

CTCSS

Federal / Non-Federal SAR Command Interoperability Plan 410.8375

156.7 Tx, CSQ Rx (156.7 Rx if user selectable)

Mobile RX (MHz)

159.4725

IR 12** 159.4725

156.7 Tx, CSQ Rx (156.7 Rx if user selectable)

Channel Name*

VTAC14

458.8625

156.8500 (this use requires FCC STA)

none

156.7 Tx, CSQ Rx (156.7 Rx if user selectable)

453.8625

156.8500 (this use requires FCC STA)

853.0125 (868.0125 808.0125 (823.0125 before rebanding) before rebanding)

UTAC43 8TAC94 (ITAC4 before rebanding) VHF Marine Ch. 17***

* If a repeater is not available, substitute the corresponding talk-around channel: IR 18 for IR 12, UTAC43D for UTAC43, 8TAC94D for 8TAC94. **See Conditions for Use of Federal Interoperability Channels on pages 22 - 24. ***VHF marine ch. 17 is wideband FM, emission 16K00F3E.

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155.1600 narrowband FM (or wideband FM till 1/1/2013) 157.050 or 157.150 (VHF Marine ch.21A or 23A) as specified by USCG Sector Commander 123.100 MHz AM (may not be used for tests or exercises) 345.0 MHz AM for initial contact only, then move to 282.8 MHz AM or other working channel As charted on standard air chart or MULTICOM 122.850 (south or west sector) & 122.900 MHz (north or east sector), or as specified by FAA. 122.850 may not be used for tests or exercises 157.175 83A (21A, 23A, 81A alternates as specified by local USCG Sector Commander) ** 157.050 21A (23A, 81A, 83A alternates as specified by local USCG Sector Commander) ** 157.175 83A (21A, 23A, 81A alternates as specified by local USCG Sector Commander) ** 155.3400 (wideband FM) 156.800 VHF Marine channel 16

Frequency (MHz)

Federal / Non-Federal VHF SAR Operations Interoperability Plan Suggested SAR Function Ground Operations Maritime Operations * Air Operations – civilian Air Operations – USCG/Military Air rescue assets to air rescue assets (deconfliction) Ground to Air SAR working channel Ground to Maritime SAR working channel Maritime/Air/Ground SAR working channel * EMS / Medical Support Hailing* & DISTRESS only Maritime/Air/Ground

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* Use VHF Marine ch.16 to make contact (30 seconds max.), then move to appropriate working channel as directed by local USCG Sector Commander. Non-maritime use of any VHF Marine channel requires FCC Special Temporary Authority or appropriate license. VHF marine channels use wideband FM, emission 16K0F3E ** VHF Marine channels: 16=156.800 21A=157.050 22A=157.100 23A=157.150 81A=157.075 82A=157.125 83A=157.1750 Direction from USCG, FCC, or FAA overrides information in this table. This table does not convey authority to operate.


UHF MED (Medical, EMS) Channels Base & Mobile TX

Mobile TX

Channel Name

Bandwidth

462.950

467.950

MED–9 *

W,N,U

462.95625

467.95625

MED–91 *

U

462.9625

467.9625

MED–92 *

N,U

462.96875

467.96875

MED–93 *

U

462.975

467.975

MED–10 *

W,N,U

462.98125

467.98125

MED–101 *

U

462.9875

467.9875

MED–102 *

N,U

462.99375

467.99375

MED–103 *

U

* Used primarily for dispatch; may be used for mutual aid. 47CFR90.20(d)(65). 463.000

468.000

MED–1

W,N,U

463.00625

468.00625

MED–11

U

463.0125

468.0125

MED–12

N,U

463.01875

468.01875

MED–13

U

463.025

468.025

MED–2

W,N,U

463.03125

468.03125

MED–21

U

Direct mode: receive & transmit on “Base & Mobile TX” freq.; Repeater mode: transmit on “Mobile TX” freq., receive on “Base & Mobile TX” freq. CTCSS as required by local plan. Bandwidth: W=wide, N=narrow, U=ultra-narrow (6.25 kHz). Add “D” to channel name when operating in “Direct” mode. – 41 –


UHF MED (Medical, EMS) Channels Base & Mobile TX

Mobile TX

Channel Name

Bandwidth N,U

463.0375

468.0375

MED–22

463.04375

468.04375

MED–23

U

463.050

468.050

MED–3

W,N,U

463.05625

468.05625

MED–31

U

463.0625

468.0625

MED–32

N,U

463.06875

468.06875

MED–33

U

463.075

468.075

MED–4

W,N,U

463.08125

468.08125

MED–41

U

463.0875

468.0875

MED–42

N,U

463.09375

468.09375

MED–43

U

463.100

468.100

MED–5

W,N,U

463.10625

468.10625

MED–51

U

463.1125

468.1125

MED–52

N,U

463.11875

468.11875

MED–53

U

463.125

468.125

MED–6

W,N,U

Direct mode: receive & transmit on “Base & Mobile TX” freq.; Repeater mode: transmit on “Mobile TX” freq., receive on “Base & Mobile TX” freq. CTCSS as required by local plan. Bandwidth: W=wide, N=narrow, U=ultra-narrow (6.25 kHz). Add “D” to channel name when operating in “Direct” mode.

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UHF MED (Medical, EMS) Channels Base & Mobile TX

Mobile TX

Channel Name

Bandwidth

463.13125

468.13125

MED–61

U

463.1375

468.1375

MED–62

N,U

463.14375

468.14375

MED–63

U

463.150

468.150

MED–7

W,N,U

463.15625

468.15625

MED–71

U

463.1625

468.1625

MED–72

N,U

463.16875

468.16875

MED–73

U

463.175

468.175

MED–8

W,N,U

463.18125

468.18125

MED–81

U

463.1875

468.1875

MED–82

N,U

463.19375

468.19375

MED–83

U

Direct mode: receive & transmit on “Base & Mobile TX” freq.; Repeater mode: transmit on “Mobile TX” freq., receive on “Base & Mobile TX” freq. CTCSS as required by local plan. Bandwidth: W=wide, N=narrow, U=ultra-narrow (6.25 kHz). Add “D” to channel name when operating in “Direct” mode.

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The 25 Cities Project Federal Interoperability Channels The 25 Cities Project Federal Interoperability Channels were developed through the Department of Justice “25 Cities” project to support local, state, federal, and tribal voice communications interoperability. Each metropolitan area has agreed upon policies and procedures regarding use of these channels. Most 25 Cities VHF channels are accessible by non-VHF users via permanent or ad hoc patching capabilities. All agencies interested in using these frequencies, who are not currently participating in the 25 Cities effort, should contact the local FBI Radio Manager prior to programming any equipment. For frequencies and programming details or other questions regarding the project, contact Rob Zanger, U.S. Department of Justice, Wireless Management Office at 202.598.2000 or robert.m.zanger@usdoj.gov. Information as of November 17, 2010. CITY

CHANNEL NAME

ATLANTA

ATL FIO (VHF P25 Voted System)

BALTIMORE

BA FIOLE3 (VHF P25 Voted System)

BOSTON

BPD FIO (VHF Voted System - Analog) CG-COM-N, CG-COM-C, CG-COM-S (VHF P25 Multicast Voted System)

CHICAGO

CG-TAC-N, CG-TAC-C, CG-COM-S (VHF P25 Multicast Voted System) DFW EAST (VHF P25 Voted System)

DALLAS

DFW WEST (VHF P25 Voted System) (continued) – 44 –


The 25 Cities Project Federal Interoperability Channels CITY

CHANNEL NAME

DENVER

DEN IO-N, DEN IO-E, DEN IO-C, DEN IO-S, DEN IO-W (VHF P25 Multicast Voted System)

EL PASO

EP FIO-W, EP FIO-E (VHF P25 Multi-cast Voted System)

HAMPTON ROADS – NORFOLK

HRN FIO (VHF P25 Voted System)

HARTFORD, CT

CFedcom-N, CFedcom-S (VHF P25 Multi-cast Voted System) HNL FIO (VHF P25 Stand Alone 125 watt repeater)

HONOLULU

HNL FIO2 (VHF P25 Stand Alone 125 watt repeater) LE 4 (VHF P25 Transportable 125 watt repeater) HNL FIRE (VHF Voted System – Analog) HOU CMD (VHF P25 Voted System)

HOUSTON

HOU PAT (VHF P25 Voted System)

JACKSONVILLE

JAX FIO (VHF P25 Voted System) (continued) – 45 –


The 25 Cities Project Federal Interoperability Channels CITY

CHANNEL NAME LA FIO1 (VHF P25 Voted System)

LOS ANGELES

LA FIO2 (VHF P25 Voted System) LA FIO3 (VHF P25 Voted System)

MIAMI

MIA FIO (VHF P25 Voted System)

MINNEAPOLIS/ST PAUL

FEDCOM-MP, FEDCOM-SP (VHF P25 Multicast Voted System)

NEW ORLEANS

NOLA FIO (VHF P25 Voted System)

NEW YORK

NYC FIO (NYC), NYC FIO-N (OrangePutnam), NYC FIO-E (Suffolk), NYC FIO-S (Central NJ) (VHF P25 Multicast Voted system) NYC FIO2 (VHF P25 Voted System)

ORLANDO

ORL FIO (VHF P25 Voted System

PHILADELPHIA

PH FIO (VHF P25 Voted System) (continued)

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The 25 Cities Project Federal Interoperability Channels CITY

CHANNEL NAME STL CALL (VHF P25 Voted System) 8CALL90(800 MHz Simulcast Voted Repeater System) STL TAC (VHF P25 Voted System)

ST LOUIS

8TAC91 (800 MHz Simulcast Voted Repeater System) All of the above repeaters can be networked together. (continued)

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The 25 Cities Project Federal Interoperability Channels CITY

CHANNEL NAME SF MA U-A (UHF Stand Alone 125 watt repeater - Analog) SF MA V-A (VHF Stand Alone 125 watt repeater - Analog) CLEMARS 7 (LLAW1) (Low Band repeater) SF MA T-A (UHF-T Band Stand Alone 125 watt repeater - Analog)

SAN FRANCISCO

8TAC94 (800 MHz Stand Alone 125 watt repeater- Analog) SF FED-V (VHF P25 Stand Alone 125 watt repeater) SF FED-U (UHF P25 Stand Alone 125 watt repeater) All of the above repeaters can be networked together. SF FED-ED, SF FED-ES, SF FED-ET, SF FEDEW (VHF P25 Multicast Voted System)

TAMPA

TAM FIO (VHF P25 Voted System) DC IO-1 (VHF P25 Voted System)

WASHINGTON DC

DC IO2LE2 (VHF P25 Voted System) – 48 –


FEMA Regions - States and Territories Region I: CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT - 1-617-956-7506 or 1-877-336-2734 Region II: NJ, NY, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands NJ and NY: 1-212-680-3600 PR and USVI: 1-787-296-3500 Region III: DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, WV - 1-215-931-5500 Region IV: AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC,TN - 1-770-220-5200 Region V: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI - 1-312-408-5500 Region VI: AR, LA, NM, OK, TX - 1-940-898-5399 Region VII: IA, KS, MO, NE - 1-816-283-7061 Region VIII: CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, WY - 1-303-235-4800 Region IX: AZ, CA, Guam (GU), HI, NV, CNMI, RMI, FSM, American Samoa (AS) 1-510-627-7100 Region X: AK, ID, OR, WA - 1-425-487-4600

FEMA Headquarters, Washington DC: 1-202-646-2500 FEMA Disaster Assistance: 1-800-621-FEMA (3362)

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U.S. Coast Guard Rescue Coordination Centers 24 hour Regional Contacts for Emergencies Last Modified 4/29/2009 RCC

Location

Phone Number

Atlantic Area SAR Coordinator

Portsmouth, VA

(757)398-6700

RCC Boston

Boston, MA

(617)223-8555

RCC Norfolk

Portsmouth, VA

(757)398-6231

RCC Miami

Miami, FL

(305)415-6800

RSC San Juan

San Juan, PR

(787)289-2042

RCC New Orleans

New Orleans, LA

(504)589-6225

RCC Cleveland

Cleveland, OH

(216)902-6117

Pacific SAR Coordinator

Alameda, CA

(510)437-3700

RCC Alameda

Alameda, CA

(510)437-3700

RCC Seattle

Seattle, WA

(206)220-7001

RCC Honolulu

Honolulu, HI

(808) 535-3333

Sector Guam

Apra Harbor, GU

(671)355-4824

RCC Juneau

Juneau, Alaska

(907)463-2000

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RJ-45 Wiring Pin 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Pair

T568A (less common) Color Name

T568B (more common) Color Name

2 white/ green RecvData+ white/orange TxData + 2 green RecvDataorange TxData 3 white/orange TxData + white/green RecvData+ 1 blue blue 1 white/blue white/blue 3 orange TxData green RecvData4 white/brown white/brown 4 brown brown Note that the odd pin numbers are always the white-with-stripe color.

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Telephone Keypad Letters 1:(QZ)

2:ABC

3:DEF

4:GHI

5:JKL

6:MNO

7:P(Q)RS

8:TUV

9:WXY(Z)

*

0

#

DSN Area Codes (Defense Switched Network) 312 - CONUS 313 – Caribbean 314 - Europe 315 - Pacific 317 - Alaska 318 - Southwest Asia 319 - Canada Cellular Telephone Emergency Response Some cellular telephone companies have transportable cell sites (Cellular On Wheels – COWs, Cellular on Light Trucks – COLTs, etc.) that can be deployed during disasters, emergencies, and special events. Local jurisdictions are encouraged to coordinate with their established service provider representatives for local events; however, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security – National Communications System National Coordinating Center will assist jurisdictions with referrals to corporate level contacts for wireless/wireline service provider representatives if needed. The NCS-NCC 24x7 Watch can be reached at 1-703-235-5080 or e-mail NCS@dhs.gov – 61 –


Text Messaging Selected US & Canadian Cellular Text Messaging Carriers Alltel

number@alltelmessage.com or message.alltel.com

AT&T

number@mobile.att.net

Bell Canada

number@txt.bellmobility.ca

Centennial Wireless

number@cwemail.com

Cellular South

number@csouth1.com

Cincinnati Bell

number@gocbw.com

Metro PCS

number@mymetropcs.com or number@metropcs.sms.us

Nextel

number@messaging.nextel.com

Omnipoint

number@omnipointpcs.com

Qwest

number@qwestmp.com

Sprint

number@messaging.sprintpcs.com

Suncom

number@tms.suncom.com

T-Mobile

number@tmomail.net

TracFone

number@mmst5.tracfone.com Continued

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Text Messaging (continued) Telus

number@msg.telus.com

U.S. Cellular

number@email.uscc.net

Verizon

number@vtext.com

Virgin Mobile

number@messaging.sprintpcs.com Alaska

Alaska Communications Systems (ACS)

number@msg.acsalaska.com

General Communications Inc. (GCI)

number@mobile.gci.net

Puerto Rico Centennial Wireless

number@cwemail.com

Claro

number@vtexto.com

TracFone

number@mmst5.tracfone.com U.S. Virgin Islands

Centennial Wireless

number@cwemail.com

TracFone

number@mmst5.tracfone.com

See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_SMS_gateways for more.

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Line-of-Sight Formulas Visual Line-of-Sight Approximate distance in miles = 1.33 x √ (height in feet)

Radio Line-of-Sight D = √(2Hr) + √(2Ht) Where: D = approximate distance to radio horizon in miles Hr = height of receive antenna in feet Ht = height of transmit antenna in feet Range

Tx Ant. Height

Rx Ant. Height

Tx Ant. Height

Range

8

10

5.5

150

21

10

20

5.5

200

23

11

30

5.5

300

28

12

40

5.5

400

32

13

50

5.5

500

35

16

75

5.5

750

42

17

100

5.5

1000

48

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VHF Marine Channel Listing This chart summarizes a portion of the FCC rules -- 47 CFR 80.371(c) and 80.373(f) Type of Message

Appropriate Channels *

DISTRESS SAFETY AND CALLING - Use this channel to get the attention of another station (calling) or in emergencies (distress and safety).

16

INTERSHIP SAFETY - Use this channel for ship-to-ship safety messages and for search and rescue messages to ships and aircraft of the Coast Guard.

6

COAST GUARD LIAISON - Use this channel to talk to the Coast Guard (but first make contact on Channel 16).

22A

COAST GUARD - These channels are Coast Guard working channels, not available to commercial or non-commercial vessels for normal use.

21A, 23A, 81A, 83A

U.S. Government - Environmental protection operations.

81A

U.S. Government - This channel is a working channel for U.S. Government vessels and U.S. Government coast stations only.

82A

NONCOMMERCIAL - Working channels for voluntary boats. Messages must be about the needs of the ship. Typical uses include fishing reports, rendezvous,scheduling repairs and berthing information. Use Channels 67 and 72 only for ship-to-ship messages.

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96, 679,68, 69, 718, 72, 78A, 79A4, 804


Type of Message

Appropriate Channels *

COMMERCIAL - Working channels for working ships only. Messages 15, 7A, 8, 9, must be about business or the needs of the ship. Use channels 8, 67, 10, 11, 18A, 72 and 88A only for ship-to-ship messages. 19A, 635, 677, 79A, 80A, 88A1 PUBLIC CORRESPONDENCE (MARINE OPERATOR) - Use these channels to call the marine operator at a public coast station. By contacting a public coast station, you can make and receive calls from telephones on shore. Except for distress calls, public coast stations usually charge for this service.

24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 84, 85, 86

PORT OPERATIONS - These channels are used in directing the movement of ships in or near ports, locks or waterways. Messages must be about the operational handling movement and safety of ships. In certain major ports, Channels 11, 12 and 14 are not available for general port operations messages. Use channel 20 only for ship-to-coast messages. Channel 77 is limited to intership communications to and from pilots

15, 53, 12, 14, 20, 635, 65, 66, 73, 74, 7510,7610, 77

NAVIGATIONAL - (Also known as the bridge-to-bridge channel.) This channel is available to all ships. Messages must be about ship navigation, for example, passing or meeting other ships. You must keep your messages short. Your power output must not be more than one watt. This is also the main working channel at most locks and drawbridges.

13, 67

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Type of Message

Appropriate Channels *

MARITIME CONTROL - This channel may be used to talk to ships and coast stations operated by state or local governments. Messages must pertain to regulation and control, boating activities, or assistance to ships.

17

DIGITAL SELECTIVE CALLING - Use this channel for distress and safety calling and for general purpose calling using only digital selective calling techniques.

70

WEATHER - On these channels you may receive weather broadcasts of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. These channels are only for receiving. You cannot transmit on them.

WX-1 through WX-7

Footnotes 1. Not available in the Great Lakes, St. Lawrence Seaway, or the Puget Sound and the Strait of Juan de Fuca and its approaches. 2. Only for use In the Great Lakes, St Lawrence Seaway, and Puget Sound and the Strait of Juan de Fuca and its approaches. 3. Available only in the Houston and New Orleans areas. 4. Available only in the Great Lakes. 5. Available only in the New Orleans area. 6. Available for intership, ship, and coast general purpose calling by noncommercial ships. 7. Available only In the Puget Sound and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. – 72 –


Type of Message

Appropriate Channels *

8. Available for port operations communications only within the U.S. Coast Guard designated VTS radio protection area of Seattle (Puget Sound). Normal output must not exceed 1 watt. 9. Available for navigational communications only in the Mississippi River/ Southwest Pass/Gulf outlet area. 10. Available for navigation-related port operations or ship movement only. Output power limited to 1 watt. * “A” indicates simplex use of the ship station transmit frequency of an international duplex channel. Used in U.S. waters only. December 21, 2010 Adapted from http://wireless.fcc.gov/services/index.htm?job=service_bandplan&id=ship_stations

Shipboard repeaters: 457.525 457.550 457.575 457.600 MHz Inputs are +10.225 MHz (foreign vessels may use +10.0 MHz offset – not permitted in U.S. waters). Maritime freqs. assignable to aircraft: (HF) 2.738 2.830 3.023 4.125 5.680 MHz (VHF) channels 6 8 9 16 18A 22A 67 68 72 & 88A See 47CFR80.379 for restrictions

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VHF Marine Channels & Frequencies Source: http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/?pageName=mtVhf Channel Number *

Ship Transmit MHz

Ship Receive MHz

Use

01A

156.050

156.050

Port Operations and Commercial, VTS. Available only in New Orleans/Lower Mississippi area

05A

156.250

156.250

Port Operations or VTS in the Houston, New Orleans and Seattle areas

6

156.300

156.300

Intership Safety

07A

156.350

156.350

Commercial

8

156.400

156.400

Commercial (Intership only)

9

156.450

156.450

Boater Calling. Commercial and NonCommercial

10

156.500

156.500

Commercial

11

156.550

156.550

Commercial. VTS in selected areas

12

156.600

156.600

Port Operations. VTS in selected areas

* “A” indicates simplex use of the ship station transmit frequency of an international duplex channel. Used in U.S. waters only.

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Channel Number *

Ship Transmit MHz

Ship Receive MHz

Use

13

156.650

156.650

Intership Navigation Safety (Bridge-tobridge). Ships >20m length maintain a listening watch on this channel in US waters.

14

156.700

156.700

Port Operations. VTS in selected areas.

15

--

156.750

Environmental (Receive only). Used by Class C EPIRBs.

16

156.800

156.800

International Distress, Safety and Calling. Ships required to carry radio, USCG, and most coast stations maintain a listening watch on this channel.

17

156.850

156.850

State Control

18A

156.900

156.900

Commercial

19A

156.950

156.950

Commercial

20

157.000

161.600

Port Operations (duplex)

20A

157.000

157.000

Port Operations

21A

157.050

157.050

U.S. Coast Guard only

* “A” indicates simplex use of the ship station transmit frequency of an international duplex channel. Used in U.S. waters only.

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Channel Number *

Ship Transmit MHz

Ship Receive MHz

Use

22A

157.100

157.100

Coast Guard Liaison and Maritime Safety Information Broadcasts. Broadcasts announced on channel 16.

23A

157.150

157.150

U.S. Coast Guard only

24

157.200

161.800

Public Correspondence (Marine Operator)

25

157.250

161.850

Public Correspondence (Marine Operator)

26

157.300

161.900

Public Correspondence (Marine Operator)

27

157.350

161.950

Public Correspondence (Marine Operator)

28

157.400

162.000

Public Correspondence (Marine Operator)

63A

156.175

156.175

Port Operations and Commercial, VTS. Available only in New Orleans/Lower Mississippi area.

65A

156.275

156.275

Port Operations

66A

156.325

156.325

Port Operations

67

156.375

156.375

Commercial. Used for bridge-to-bridge communications in lower Mississippi River. Intership only.

* “A” indicates simplex use of the ship station transmit frequency of an international duplex channel. Used in U.S. waters only.

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Channel Number *

Ship Transmit MHz

Ship Receive MHz

Use

68

156.425

156.425

Non-Commercial

69

156.475

156.475

Non-Commercial

70

156.525

156.525

Digital Selective Calling (voice communications not allowed)

71

156.575

156.575

Non-Commercial

72

156.625

156.625

Non-Commercial (intership only)

73

156.675

156.675

Port Operations

74

156.725

156.725

Port Operations

77

156.875

156.875

Port Operations (intership only)

78A

156.925

156.925

Non-Commercial

79A

156.975

156.975

Commercial. Non-Commercial in Great Lakes only

80A

157.025

157.025

Commercial. Non-Commercial in Great Lakes only

81A

157.075

157.075

U.S. Government only - Environmental protection operations.

82A

157.125

157.125

U.S. Government only

* “A” indicates simplex use of the ship station transmit frequency of an international duplex channel. Used in U.S. waters only. – 77 –


Channel Number *

Ship Transmit MHz

Ship Receive MHz

Use

83A

157.175

157.175

U.S. Coast Guard only

84

157.225

161.825

Public Correspondence (Marine Operator)

85

157.275

161.875

Public Correspondence (Marine Operator)

86

157.325

161.925

Public Correspondence (Marine Operator)

87A

157.375

157.375

Public Correspondence (Marine Operator)

88A

157.425

157.425

Commercial, intership only.

AIS 1

161.975

161.975

Automatic Identification System (AIS)

AIS 2

162.025

162.025

Automatic Identification System (AIS)

* “A” indicates simplex use of the ship station transmit frequency of an international duplex channel. Used in U.S. waters only.

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